We have some wonderful holiday stamp sets that come with dies for easy use. From Halloween to Christmas fun, you can create tons of stunning cards, invitations, tags, favors, home decor and even scrapbook your events. You can see all of these wonderful combo sets on our Stamp Sets with Cutting Dies pages of our website. Here are some of the holiday choices:
Our Design Team has been sharing with these great sets all week! Check out their blogs and leave a nice comment! Three commenters could win their choice of one of the sets above! (US mailing addresses only, Official Rules are Always HERE) Leave your comments by Sunday, Sept 16th.
While we are loving the #31DaysofHalloween over on our special page HERE, other holidays are also upon us, and there’s so much to share!! This Friday we will be sharing along with the Cat Lovers Blog Hop, but you can go and enjoy the inspiration posted so far this week over there by clicking on that link! You can even link up your own cat project and maybe win a prize!!
Today we’d like to share a fun stamp set that can transition nicely from Fall into Winter! Our Owl Be Home set includes cling stamps and cutting dies for great value.
Our very own Fran Seiford had a wonderful time playing with this adorable family of owls. You will, too!! Check out the great projects.
It’s been wonderful to walk through our vintage images and share so many wonderful samples from our designers with you. These fantastic stamps are great for making a vintage looking project in no time and or be ready to mail out those classic style Christmas cards in a jiffy.
Now here’s a sweet little vintage style Owl Ornament tied to a pine bough. Jamie has colored this image so nicely that it steals the show on her card. She’s written up instructions and you can find it on our website under the Projects section. I remember one or two of these on the family tree when I was growing up, don’t you?
Here we have Kristine’s polar express line card using Train Postcard. It looks completely wintry and fun with Frantage delicately around the frame! This card also has instructions here. In fact you can find many more projects for our Christmas theme images on our website!
Suzanne can make powerful imagery when she mixes stamping and embossing powder. Her Vintage Couple card. Just click on the image and it will take you off to instruction land so you can see how she did it.
We thought our Mini Hop with Core’dinations was starting today, but we would be jumping the start line if we did. Our fantastic collaboration will begin next week and our team will be also be hopping with a new exciting partner! Figured out who it is? Come back on Monday to find out!
Happy H-OWL-Oween everyone! It’s the wrap up to our Owl Theme this week and sadly to our month long string of Halloween themed posts. We have so much more to share though from the July Catalog and you’ll start seeing more projects with NEW products from the October Catalog. It’s just exciting to know what’s ahead and a bit ornery to keep it to ourselves. Not for long though, because we like to share and share we must.
Yes, there is something we can tell you. The October Monthly Blog Challenge is officially closed and we’ll be announcing the winner at the beginning of next week. Thank you to all who participated and filled the Link Party with your Halloween Haunts!
It’s been a great week of owls and still more to see today! Debi Hammons created these samples with Steampunk Owl for Michael’s that we just adore. Each card uses the same stamp sets (Steampunk Owl and Autumn Words) and with just a few changes in color or effect they make a nice trio of cards for gift giving or sending individually. Here they are!
This punked tag was created by Rhea Weigand with Steampunk Owl that she added a pine tree vignette with our retired Pine Bough stamp set along with some Frantage Essentials.
We’ve had a great time bringing owl inspiration to you this week and all there is left to say before hopping off to see the designers projects is, Have a happy and safe Halloween Everyone! We’ll see you next week same time, same blog! Now here’s those designer posts I mentioned.
It’s Literary Owl who’s in our study today. He’s one of our any occasion stamps that would work great for those projects that instill the reader in you or those that have inspired you through the love of learning. There’s just so many directions you can take with this stamp that we’ll just have to show you a few samples to spark the inspiration bug.
There is a whole bunch of goodness going on with the torn paper, coffee stain map and Fran•táge style bling on this card created by Jennifer Dove.
Wendy made a golden card with a colorful stack of books for his perch. You can recreate this card from the project page on our website.
Here’s one more Literary Owl on a beautiful bookmark. This one was created by design team alumni Suzanne Czosek. Look how she’s created the precariously stacked set of books.
We love this stamp and the projects that were inspired by it. We’ll be back tomorrow with some delightful inspiration from the design team .
Oh we have owls for Halloween, but it’s not always Halloween so we have owls for other times of the year, too. Take our Santa Hat Owl stamp who’s pretty cute and festive if we do say so ourselves. He sure would look good on a Christmas gift tag.
We found out that a parliament of this owl recently flew in to the blog of colorist and class instructor Jennie Black after one of her local classes. We love to see our products being used and enjoyed in the local stores. You can see how they turned out at Jennie’s blog here.
Look whooo’s returned today? It’s PenPattern Owl back all painted and framed in a project by Debbie Cole. The wood frame is from Viking Woodcrafts online store that carries a wide variety of wood products and instruction booklets.
We just love how this bird can be colored in so many wonderful ways. How many more of our PenPattern Owl can there be this week? Here’s a chance to find out with more projects from some of our Design Team members. If you missed our MONDAY post you can see some more projects by our designers.
Time is ticking away for our October Halloween Haunt Monthly Challenge. We wouldn’t want you to miss the opportunity to share your projects and win! Check out the rules and deadlinesto submit your project, and then link up through our badge in the sidebar of our blog. If you would rather get inspired with some of your Stampendous Halloween stamps go browse our Halloween Inspiration Board on Pinterest. Enjoy!
If there was a stamp to make everything right for your Halloween decor Tombstone Owl would be at the top of the list. Isn’t that a sight for Halloween! It would be a great tag for trick or treat bags. Tombstone Owl comes in both Wood Mounted and Cling Mount Stamp options.
Here’s some awesome projects using this stamp to keep your eye on Owl week.
Wendy Price created this fantastic Acrylic Trifold Tombstone decoration with Stampendous Halloween images including our spotlight stamp for today, Tombstone Owl, on the last fold. You can find out more about it on her blog at Paper Ink and Smiles.
Here’s a gorgeous colored Tombstone Owl card from color artist and Design Team alumni Jennifer Dove. You can recreate this project following Jennifer’s instructions on the Projects section of our website. We’ll be back tomorrow with a designer blog links to share.
We are! This week it’s OWL about the owls! We have a study of owls to whoot about this week. Today we have our eye on PenPattern Owl who is designed for coloring in delightful patterns or even create more mesmerizing detail with doodling in pen. You’ll be seeing him popping in here on our blog and on the designers blog all this week and it starts here with this stunning Fran•táge wreath by Fran Seiford!
The owl has been detailed with more pen patterns and framed in a leafy wreath. You are going to love the detail in this wreath (just click the photo to enlarge the view). You should also take a look at this Project Page too, for instructions on how to create one of our own. It shares some handmade papers created for the die-cut leaves and a list of Essentials that make this wreath glimmer and glisten.
Don’t forget our October Halloween Haunt Challenge. Show us your spookiest, craziest, funniest or sweetest projects for Halloween!
Link your projects to our linky tool below before the witching hour on Thursday, October 30th to be entered in our contest! Remember, winners must haunt the U.S. or Canada, but we’d love to see projects from everyone! [NOTE: if we can’t tell by visiting your project where you live, we’ll draw another name!]
Now that Easter is over, it’s time to get scrapbooking those special spring moments. But when your pages are done, our Funny Bunny is ready to do double duty as an owl. This fun card by our Art Director, Lisa Hindsley, and her ktty assistant, Fred, was created using a cd case instead of an acrylic handle. She spread the bunny image out to be as fat as possible with his ears parallel. After stamping, she turned him upside down to get the owl shape. Then she stamped an extra bunny ear to become the third tail feather. Adding some Perfectly Clear Stamp sets of flowers created his eyes and branch.
Recipe for Funny Bunny Owl Card (card designed by Lisa Hindsley):